“While these systematic attacks are still part of the Duterte administration’s warped and militarist campaign against progressive organizations, clearly, it is also aimed at serving a chilling message to the political opposition.”
Month: March 2021
March 29, Reply to a Comrade
Many years from now
we shall talk about the moon moving triumphantly
across a red sky;
we shall talk about the trees swaying
amidst red banners on the plaza we shall pass by
By DEE AYROSO
Police raid office of labor alliance in Laguna
“Unionists are not terrorists. Terrorists do not fight for wages, decent conditions, and workers’ rights. Terrorists are those who intimidate, arrest, and kill people who stand up for justice and the common good.”
Why is the Food Systems Summit silent on corporate land grabs?
Indeed, there is a need, as the Asia Peasant Coalition puts it, for the farmers “to organize and mobilize for our own people’s summit together with other marginalized and oppressed sectors that suffer the gravest hunger and poverty because of imperialist control and domination over the world’s food and agriculture.”
Who is Joseph Canlas and why is he trending on Twitter?
Joseph Canlas is a peasant leader and community organizer based in Central Luzon, where he led various campaigns and struggles against landgrabbing and land-use conversion in many farming communities in the region.
Group hits gov’t order freezing the assets of Lumad sanctuary
“For decades now, UCCP-Haran Center has been a known sanctuary for Lumad people in Southern Mindanao, whose communities have repeatedly been terrorized by the Philippine Army and paramilitary groups. The UCCP Haran is simply performing their calling to ‘participate in the establishment of a just and compassionate social order.”
Rights workers challenge arrest warrants in Davao court
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Lies! These were the sentiments of human rights workers who were recently issued with arrest warrants based solely on shady testimonies. Karapatan’s national chairperson Elisa Lubi and Karapatan-Southern Mindanao Region secretary general Jayvee “Jay” Apiag were slapped with attempted murder charges by Corporal Elvin Jay Claud on June…
P100 emergency wage increase rejected; ‘heartless’ says labor group
Amid increasing prices of staple goods and a stricter lockdown in place, workers group called the labor department’s rejection of a P100-emergency wage relief petition “heartless.”
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It’s a weekend and many of us miss the chance to do something recreational outdoors to detoxify.
San Roque’s women, growing their own food while strengthening their organization
Women of San Roque are usually at the frontlines of protests against demolitions. Some of them who are unable to join protests because of responsibilities at home instead express their resistance through participating in their community garden.